Really interested in the Sindhi mercantile diaspora in HK/SE Asia. Any suggestions? The Gujaratis, Tamils and Punjabis are pretty well covered in academic literature. The Bangladeshi diaspora too has a rich tradition, increasingly covered in scholarly work. The Delhi Academic Circuit is pretty ambivalent. The power elite never has to be migrants, either internal or … More Power Elite are never Migrants
A section of people called migrants spend most of their lives away from their families and country to build, support and teach other societies whom they adopt. My parents have done that, for twenty five plus years, where your adopted home, is lost within no time when your job finishes, you retire and you head … More Migrant Notes: Memory and Culture
The challenge is in placing homes for the homeless as an integral part of the smart city narrative which is extremely popular here. The framing can be, and I am thinking aloud here: how can cities be smart, if the economically marginalised are sans a roof over their heads?